Molecular Biology - Part 2: Transcription and Transposition

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In Part 2 of this Molecular Biology course, you’ll explore transcription of DNA to RNA, a key part of the central dogma of biology and the first step of gene expression.

Did you know that transposable elements, the genetic information that can move from location to location, make up roughly 50 % of the human genome? Did you know that scientists have linked their movement into specific genes to the causes of certain diseases? You’ll also learn how these “jumping genes” work and how scientists study them in Molecular Biology: Transcription and Transposition.

Are you ready to go beyond the “what" of scientific information presented in textbooks and explore how scientists deduce the details of these molecular models?

Take a behind-the-scenes look at modern molecular genetics, from the classic experimental events that identified the proteins and elements involved in transcription and transposition to cutting-edge assays that apply the power of genome sequencing. We've designed the problems in this course to build your experimental design and data analysis skills.

Let’s explore the limits of our current knowledge about the transcription machinery and mechanisms of transposition. If you are up for the challenge, join us in 7.28.2x Molecular Biology: Transcription and Transposition.

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Stephen P. Bell
Stephen P. Bell
Steve Bell is a Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology at MIT and an HHMI Investigator. Steve and his lab study the regulation of eukaryotic replication using biochemical, genetic, and molecular biology approaches. He has received the institute-wide Everett Moore Baker Memorial Teaching Award as well as a School of Science Teaching Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Along with Tania, Steve co-authored a popular molecular biology textbook with James Watson.
Tania A. Baker
Tania A. Baker
Tania Baker is an E. C. Whitehead Professor of Biology and an HHMI Investigator. Tania recently received the Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award for her research in replication and AAA+ unfoldases, which remove potentially toxic proteins. Tania has also been recognized for her commitment to teaching as a recipient of the Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellowship and a School of Science Teaching Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. In addition to authoring the textbook with Steve, as a graduate student, Tania co-authored a well-known textbook on DNA replication with Arthur Kornberg.
Mary Ellen Wiltrout
Mary Ellen Wiltrout

Mary Ellen earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at MIT in 2009 and returned in 2013 to create 7.00x Introduction to Biology with Professor Eric Lander. Mary Ellen oversees the execution and evolution of MIT Department of Biology’s digital learning strategy. The group develops digital learning content for MIT students, advises evidence-based teaching practices, creates MITx courses, and studies the impact of design on learner engagement in their research. In 2016, Mary Ellen earned the MIT Infinite Mile Award. In 2019, their work received a silver award at the Reimagine Education science of learning category.

Nathaniel Schafheimer
Nathaniel Schafheimer
Dr. Nathaniel Schafheimer was an MITx Digital Learning Fellow in the Department of Biology at MIT from 2013 to 2015. He had a central role in the development and management of the MITx courses for the Department of Biology at MIT. He previously completed his Ph.D. studying how ultraviolet light damages the proteins in the lens of the human eye in Jonathan King’s lab at MIT.
Sera Thornton
Sera Thornton
Dr. Sera Thornton was an MITx Digital Learning Fellow in the Department of Biology at MIT from 2014 to 2017. In conjunction with her role as a core member of the MITx Biology course development team, Sera curated and created many of the graphics for MITx Biology courses, including animating the lecture video inserts for MITx 7.28x. She previously completed her Ph.D. studying epigenetic gene regulation in stem cell lineage commitment and differentiation in the Boyer lab at MIT.